ARC Review: “A Side of Murder,” by Amy Pershing

Hello all, and happy weekend! I had the pleasure of reading Amy Pershing's new series, A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery, with the first book being A Side of Murder. Thank you, Netgalley and Berkley Books, for this opportunity! A light cozy is exactly what I needed. From the Publisher: A food writer must investigate the … Continue reading ARC Review: “A Side of Murder,” by Amy Pershing

ARC Review: “The Vanishing at Loxby Manor,” by Abigail Wilson

Hello all! I am officially only one book behind on my ARCs! I had the distinct pleasure and honor of receiving Abigail Wilson's The Vanishing at Loxby Manor from Netgalley and Thomas Nelson Fiction and I was biting at the bit to read it ever since! Despite some minor formatting issues, here was an ARC … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Vanishing at Loxby Manor,” by Abigail Wilson

ARC Review: “The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry,” by C. M. Waggoner

Hello, all! Welcome to another week of "Sam is late on her ARC reading." I received The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry from Netgalley and Berkley Publishing a little before the publication date and flew through it as quick as I could, but missed the publishing date by two weeks (so go order your copy … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry,” by C. M. Waggoner

Book Review: “Blood Heir,” by Ilona Andrews

So, here's the story. One of my drop dead, all time favorite urban fantasy authors, Ilona Andrews, wrote self-published book. They (Ilona Andrews is a pseudonym for a husband/wife writing duo) killed it. Blood Heir takes place almost a decade after the Kate Daniels series and follows Julie, aka Aurelia Ryder, as she follows her … Continue reading Book Review: “Blood Heir,” by Ilona Andrews

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To

Happy Tuesday, all! I am happy to have a little bit of time tonight to focus on me, and I decided to contemplate my next steps. One really cool bookish meme I have been seeing is Top Ten Tuesday, and this week seems perfect. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To

Book Review: “Dark Archives,” by Megan Rosenbloom

Wishing you all a contemplative and family-filled Martin Luther King Day. On the one hand, I am thrilled to have the day off from a stressful job, but on the other, a price was paid. Martin Luther King Jr. has all new significance in a year of division like this, and I hope you all … Continue reading Book Review: “Dark Archives,” by Megan Rosenbloom

ARC Review: “Ink and Shadows,” by Ellery Adams

Happy Sunday, all! I was so ridiculously excited to receive Ink and Shadows by Ellery Adams. I have read all of the Secret, Bone, and Scone Society novels, as well as most of her Books on the Bay and Book Retreat mysteries, and this is by far my favorite series out of everything she has … Continue reading ARC Review: “Ink and Shadows,” by Ellery Adams

ARC Review: “A Curious Incident,” by Vicki Delany

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I think it is safe to say that we were all sick of 2020. There are no promises for 2021, and not much will change right away, but there is definitely a consensus that 2021 can't be *as bad* as 2020. One great thing that is happening this January is A Curious … Continue reading ARC Review: “A Curious Incident,” by Vicki Delany

ARC Review: “The Dark Archive,” by Genevieve Cogman

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and good holiday cheer and health to all who don't! I am sorry for my prolonged absences - I hate being a broken record, but my new job has made it so that reading is my only source of pleasure. One of the most exciting things about this month … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Dark Archive,” by Genevieve Cogman

Book Review: “Shredding the Evidence,” by Daryl Wood Gerber

Phew, what a week. What a month. I decided to read a light cozy by one of my preferred cozy authors, Daryl Wood Gerber, to just read something, anything. Because of this, my disappointment in Shredding the Evidence may be exacerbated, but I do expect better from book 9 of a series I am generally … Continue reading Book Review: “Shredding the Evidence,” by Daryl Wood Gerber